WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes –all of them delicious –to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.

Filmmaker Bio

Director, Co-Producer

Anna Chai is an Emmy Award-winning director and producer known for her work on the James Beard Award-winning series, The Mind of a Chef, The Layover with Anthony Bourdain, and This American Life. Anna received a BA in documentary filmmaking from Harvard University. WASTED! The Story of Food Waste is her first documentary feature.


Director, Executive Producer

Nari Kye is an Emmy-winning Producer at Zero Point Zero. After graduating with a degree in film and television production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Nari began her production career as the second hire at the start of the company in 2004. And for the past 12 years, she’s worked on critically acclaimed, groundbreaking series, such as Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie, The Layover, The Getaway, and Parts Unknown. She earned a Daytime Emmy for “Best Culinary Program” in 2014 for her work on the PBS series, The Mind of a Chef. In the summer of 2015, she helped create the website for The Mind of a Chef as the editorial director. She’s also the founder of Woori School Brooklyn, a Korean immersion school for young children and their families, teaching the Korean language and culture through music, dance, play and food.

Rating: GA


THURSDAY  Jan 17, 2019


5:30 PM     WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE (delicious food and riveting film followed by Talkback with filmmakers Anna Chai and Nari Kye)

Copacabana Beach Club


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